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Aleteia - published on 05/05/17

A reminder that you are a beloved child.

My child,

You might not know me, but I know everything about you… Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit and when you stand… Psalm 139:2
I know well all your ways… Psalm 139:3
The hairs of your head are counted… Matthew 10:29-31
After all, you were made in my image… Genesis 1:27

In me, you live, move, and have your being… Acts 17:28
Because you are my offspring… Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you existed… Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I was planning creation… Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake; in fact, all your days are written in my book… Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact moment of your birth, and where you would live… Psalm 17:26
You were wonderfully and marvelously made… Psalm 139:14
I formed you in your mother’s womb… Psalm 139:13
I took you from your mother’s womb on the day of your birth… Psalm 71:6

I am not distant and angry; rather, I am the complete expression of love… 1 John 4:16
It is my desire to pour out my love upon you… 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father… 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly parents could ever offer… Matthew 7:11
Because I am the perfect Father… Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand… James 1:17
In fact, I am your provider, and I will supply everything you need… Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been full of hope… Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with eternal love… Jeremiah 31:3
My designs for you are as uncountable as the grains of sand on the beach… Psalm 139:17-18

I rejoice over you with songs… Zephaniah 3:17
I will never cease to do what is good for you… Jeremiah 32:40
Because you are my most precious treasure… Exodus 19:5

I want to establish you securely, with all my heart and soul… Jeremiah 32:41
I want to show you great and wonderful things… Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me… Deuteronomy 4:29
Take your delight in me, and I will grant you the desires of your heart… Psalm 37:4
After all, it was I who placed those desires in you… Philippians 2:13

I am capable of doing more for you than you can imagine… Ephesians 3:20
I am your biggest supporter… 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your tribulations… 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When your heart is broken, I am close to you… Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries his sheep, I carry you close to my heart… Isaiah 40:11
One day, I will dry all the tears from your eyes… Revelation 21:3-4
Every sorrow and pain you may have suffered in this life, I will remove far from you… Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you just as I love my Son, Jesus… John 17:23
In Jesus, my love for you is revealed… John 17:26
He is the exact representation of what I am… Hebrews 1:3
He came to show you that I am with you, and not against you… Romans 8:31
And also to tell you that I am not counting your sins against you… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the supreme expression of my love for you… 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved so that I could win your love… Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my Son, Jesus, you receive me… 1 John 2:23
And nothing will be able to separate you from my love, ever again… Romans 8:38-39

Come home, and I will organize the biggest celebration that heaven has ever seen… Luke 15:7
I have always been a Father, and will always be a Father… Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is: Do you want to be my child? … John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you… Luke 15:11-32

(Source: the Holy Bible, adaptations of the verses cited)

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